Book Review: The Tower and the Bridge

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Lessons from David Billington’s The Tower and the Bridge Buy the book and support us through our Amazon-affiliate bookstore. In the continuing series of drawing practical life lessons from the technology around us, here’s the standard disclaimer: no copyright claim on quoted works, fair use for instructional purpose, all rights inure to benefit of holder, ...

Capacity Building Concepts

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Finally getting around to putting thoughts together on the capacity concept. I’m convinced we need to have a three-tiered structure with increasing levels of detail. Beginner: learners, journeymen, guildsmen Advanced: for technicians, in the nuts-n-bolts of making the tech “click” Promenade: for managers who have mastered the prior two levels. This is the most detailed ...

Five Ways People Empower Technology (and not the other way around)

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In the cloud before it was “cool” Had to laugh this Sunday afternoon just out of the blue: while I was selecting a printer in the drop-down dialog, I suddenly realized that the printers I have listed are more than 4,300 miles apart! I bit of background: I have offices in Central Texas and Lima, ...